Anton Corbijn quotes

  • Body language is so important, as is composition. You can not say something, and then the body reacts, and it says a lot of things dialogue can also say.
    -- Anton Corbijn

    #Important #Body #Language

  • I feel that when I shoot anything, and I have something beautiful, I just move on.
    -- Anton Corbijn

    #Beautiful #Moving #Just Move On

  • It's only when people get involved, when there's money involved, that you have a lot opinions around you. I try not to listen to them too much.
    -- Anton Corbijn

    #People #Trying #Too Much

  • I don't think I treat my film work as an extension of my photography. There are two different sets of rules there.
    -- Anton Corbijn

    #Photography #Thinking #Two

  • My photography is very European. In America, I always get the sense that people are comforted by understanding what they're looking at. Photography's quite clear here [in the U.S.], it's very well-explained. My photography's perhaps not as well-explained.
    -- Anton Corbijn

    #Photography #America #People

  • Like stories, people have individual lives, and are all caught up in this murky thing. All of them have the best intentions. In that sense, you could just as easily tell the same story from another character's perspective. Maybe that's a good idea for a TV series.
    -- Anton Corbijn

    #Character #Ideas #People

  • Photography was the only thing that mattered in my life and I gave it everything.
    -- Anton Corbijn

    #Photography

  • There's a lot about records that you cannot feel from a CD.
    -- Anton Corbijn

    #Cds #Records #Feels

  • I am a village boy, and Amsterdam for me was always the big town.
    -- Anton Corbijn

    #Boys #Village #Amsterdam

  • My life changed incredibly when I moved from Holland to England.
    -- Anton Corbijn

    #Life Changing #England #Holland

  • I never really enjoyed getting a portfolio together then sending it out; whereas, putting up the website is quite an enjoyable experience. The net's just a much faster and more modern way to distribute things, and you have to embrace it.
    -- Anton Corbijn

    #Together #Way #Portfolios

  • The really simple approach to photography is a great balance to making the films.
    -- Anton Corbijn

    #Photography #Simple #Balance

  • I have such a love of good music that I find even melancholic music uplifting. Maybe I'm a rare breed.
    -- Anton Corbijn

    #Uplifting

  • Apart from photography and music videos, I also do graphic design.
    -- Anton Corbijn

    #Photography #Design #Video

  • I've gotten used to not looking too far into the future; it's best when you can begin each day anew.
    -- Anton Corbijn

    #Each Day #Used

  • There's only one music video that had an emotional impact on me, and that's 'Hurt' by Johnny Cash. That's exceptional. There is no music video I can think of apart from that one that really reaches you inside.
    -- Anton Corbijn

    #Hurt #Emotional #Thinking

  • For me N.M.E. was a very big thing. When I first came to the United Kingdom I started taking pictures for them and I became their main photographer for five years, and that's really been the basis of everything I've been doing since.
    -- Anton Corbijn

    #Years #Kingdoms #Firsts

  • With photography, you are lucky if you get people to look at your pictures at some point. There's no formal way to show them.
    -- Anton Corbijn

    #Photography #People #Lucky

  • Grain is life, there's all this striving for perfection with digital stuff. Striving is fine, but getting there is not great. I want a sense of the human and that is what breathes life into a picture. For me, imperfection is perfection.
    -- Anton Corbijn

    #Perfection #Want #Stuff

  • My biggest fear always is that I’ll photograph an idea rather than a person, so I try to be quite sensitive to how people are.
    -- Anton Corbijn

    #Ideas #People #Trying

  • I work using the Brian Eno school of thinking: limit your tools, focus on one thing and just make it work… You become very inventive with the restrictions you give yourself.
    -- Anton Corbijn

    #School #Thinking #Giving

  • I don’t crop my images and I always shoot handheld. By doing that I build in a kind of imperfection and this helps to emphasize reality.
    -- Anton Corbijn

    #Reality #Imperfection #Helping

  • Photography has taken me from isolation.
    -- Anton Corbijn

    #Photography #Taken #Isolation

  • I don't have lights, I don't have assistants, I just go and meet somebody and take a photograph. That's really basic, and that's how I used to work when I was 17 or 18 in Holland.
    -- Anton Corbijn

    #Light #Assistants #Photograph